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Guest Poets: Andy Brown and Marc Woodward – November 4th, 2021

Guest Poets:  Andy Brown and Marc Woodward - November 4th, 2021
Please Note, this is now a ZOOM EVENT
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We look forward to hearing works from Andy Brown and Marc Woodward at this event. They will be reading from 'The Tin Lodes', a jointly written book of poems. Andy Brown is professor of English, Creative Writing and Poetry at Exeter ...
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Guest Poets: Sheila Aldous & Pratibha Castle – October 7th, 2021

Guest Poets: Sheila Aldous & Pratibha Castle - October 7th, 2021
Sheila Aldous For Sheila, as for many, poetry is a personal journey and she has experienced highs and lows while learning through life to ‘get back up again’.
After a career with several newspapers from Liverpool to Bermuda, and in London at the Radio Times, a new journey of discovery ...
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September 2nd, 2021 – Guest Poets: Luke Palmer & Gabriel Akamo

September 2nd, 2021 - Guest Poets:  Luke Palmer & Gabriel Akamo
Luke Palmer Luke’s first pamphlet, Spring in the Hospital, won the Prole Pamphlet Contest in 2018. It explores the impact of trauma and grief on those bearing witness to, rather than experiencing the centre of, an event. Judge, Mab Jones, said of it ‘Each piece drew me in and left ...
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July 1st, 2021 – Guest Poet: John Stuart

July 1st, 2021 - Guest Poet: John Stuart
John Stuart is chairman of Fire River Poets and in 2007 initiated this series of poetry events, which owing to the COVID pandemic are currently on-line. He tells us that his parents met when servants (gardener and upstairs maid) at a grand Aberdeenshire house – and only moved to England ...
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June 3rd, 2021 – Guest Poet: Frances Corkey-Thompson

June 3rd, 2021 - Guest Poet: Frances Corkey-Thompson
We are delighted to invite Frances to this FRP Zoom event The transcript of an interview between Frances and FRP Member Graeme Ryan can be read Here Poetry has always, since childhood, meant a lot to Frances. Retiring from teaching gave her time to concentrate on her own writing. Her ...
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May 6th, 2021 – Guest Poet: Moniza Alvi

May 6th, 2021 -  Guest Poet:  Moniza Alvi
Moniza was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. She has published several collections of poetry, including Homesick for the Earth (Bloodaxe 2011), versions of the French poet Jules Supervielle.
Three of her books have been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize: her first The Country at My Shoulder (OUP ...
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April 1st, 2021 – Guest Poet: Caroline Bird (Forward Prize winner)

April 1st, 2021 - Guest Poet:  Caroline Bird (Forward Prize winner)
Caroline Bird is a poet and playwright. She has six collections of poetry published by Carcanet. Her most recent collection, The Air Year, won The Forward Prize for Poetry 2020. Her fifth collection, In These Days of Prohibition, was shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize and The Ted Hughes ...
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March 4th, 2021 – Guest Poet: Will Harris (Forward Prize winner)

March 4th, 2021 - Guest Poet:  Will Harris (Forward Prize winner)
We are delighted to welcome Will Harris to this FRP Zoom event, having had to postpone his visit in person last April due to Covid. Will is a poet and critic from London. He is the author of the chapbook, All This Is Implied, and the essay Mixed-Race Superman. He ...
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February 4th, 2021 – Guest Poet: John Greening

February 4th, 2021 - Guest Poet:  John Greening
We are delighted to invite John Greening to our next FRP Zoom event. John has lived in Upper Egypt, Scotland and the USA, but has been based in Cambridgeshire with his family for many years. Recipient of the Alexandria Prize, Bridport Prize and a Cholmondeley Award, he has published over ...
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January 7th, 2021 – Guest Poet: Annie Fisher

January 7th, 2021 - Guest Poet:  Annie Fisher
We are delighted to invite Annie Fisher a to start off our year of FRP Zoom events. Annie’s background has been in primary education, initially as a teacher and later as an English adviser. Now semi-retired, she writes poetry for both adults and children. Her writing draws on her classroom ...
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November 5th, 2020 – Guest Poets: Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem

November 5th, 2020 - Guest Poets: Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem
The guest poets for our third Zoom event will be Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem. Veronica and Virginia are well known to our Taunton audience. Both are accomplished poets and are based in Teignmouth where they are members of the organising group for the Teignmouth Poetry Festival. Their biographies appear ...
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October 1st, 2020 – Guest Poet: Chrissy Banks

October 1st, 2020 - Guest Poet: Chrissy Banks
After the success of our first Zoom Poetry Evening we are delighted to invite Chrissy Banks to our next. (Please see joining details in panel on left.) Chrissy lives and writes in Exeter. She previously worked as a psychodynamic counsellor and trainer. Her poems have been published widely in anthologies ...
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